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Absinthe

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Absinthe

The Green Fairy

Never has a drink garnered more mystique.

Absinthe was the tipple of choice for Ernest Hemmingway, James Joyce, Vincent Van Gogh and Oscar Wilde. This spirit, also known as absynthe or absinth, is an alcoholic beverage with a history replete with artistic liberation, violence, defamation and rebellion.

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What's a Tittle

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What's a Tittle

Not a Jot

At some point, we’ve all been warned to be sure to dot our i’s and cross our t’s. Not that everything needs a name, but have you ever wondered what to call those little dots?

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Comic Sans

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Comic Sans

The most hated font in history

Behind every typeface there’s a story; and in the case of Comic Sans, that story involves: fame, celebrity, hate campaigns, designer manifestos and redemption.

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Serendipity

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Serendipity

Once Upon a Time there were three Persian Princes and a Missing Camel

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines serendipity as “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for”.

But, where did the word come from?

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New York Coffee Cup

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New York Coffee Cup

The world’s most famous coffee cup

Fuhgeddaboud any of your other New York City icons; nothing captures the essence of Gotham more succinctly and with more ubiquity than the “Anthora Coffee Cup”, more commonly referred to as the New York Coffee Cup.

So, what’s the story?

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